1º Prêmio Connect Stones: conectando arquitetura, pessoas e rochas

Muita criatividade e talento mostraram que as rochas naturais podem estar presentes em qualquer ambiente. Daniela Rodrigues Barbosa foi a vencedora da premiação com o Loft Hotel das Montanhas, um projeto sofisticado, completo e impressionante. A premiação A utilização de rochas ornamentais na arquitetura tem sido difundida há milênios. Com o avanço da tecnologia, a […]

3 Questions To Ask Before Using Natural Stone In Your Kitchen

1. How Will the Stone Perform? When considering natural stone for a kitchen project, Tom “TK” Kenny, partner at Scott Simpson Design + Build, an integrated design/build firm specializing in new home construction, historic renovations, and eco-conscious green building projects in the Chicagoland area feels the most important question to ask is about the porosity of the natural […]

5 Questions To Ask Before Using Marble In Your Bathroom

Bathrooms and kitchens are the top two remodeling projects for homeowners—and for good reason. Not only do people love a beautiful bathroom, according to online realty marketing and information company Trulia, “The rooms buyers most closely inspect (and judge) in a house are the kitchen and master bath. These are the interior spaces where the most value […]

Caring For Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite has been gaining in popularity as a countertop material in the past few years—and for good reason. With a look that is often similar to marble and a durability comparable to granite, this natural stone seems to have it all. Why Choose Quartzite? “Quartzite is beautiful and exotic. People often choose it when they’re […]

How to Add Value to Your Project with Natural Stone

These days, many project owners are looking to achieve as much value as possible out of their ventures. And one of the best ways to maximize a project’s value is by specifying an enduring, durable, and high-performance product like natural stone. When you select and specify stone to maximize the material’s benefits, you’ll bring your […]

The Definitive Guide to Quartzite

Natural Quartzite Countertops VS Manufactured Quartz Quartzite may be the most confusing natural stone out there. A quick internet search will reveal an unsettling disparity of information. Some people say it etches. Some say it doesn’t. Sometimes you hear it’s a hybrid between marble and granite. Yet, others report that it’s harder than granite. Which […]